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Misfits: A Personal Manifesto
by Michaela Coel

    Publication Date: Sep 07, 2021
    List Price: $19.99
    Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781250843449
    Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
    Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
    Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

    Hardcover Description:

    From Emmy Award-winner Michaela Coel, creator and star of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum, comes a passionate and inspired declaration against fitting in.

    Building on her celebrated MacTaggart Lecture, Misfits immerses readers in Coel’s revelations on race, class, and gender through powerful allegory and deeply personal anecdotes—from her coming of age in London public housing to her discovery of theater and her love for storytelling. She tells of her reckoning with trauma and metamorphosis into a champion for herself, inclusivity, and radical honesty. Misfits is a triumphant call for honesty, empathy and inclusion. Championing “misfits” everywhere, this timely, necessary book is a rousing coming-to-power manifesto dedicated to anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.

    “By turns wryly comic and devastating … [Misfits] codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life.”
    —Dave Itzkoff, New York Times

    “Coel covers everything … with her signature wit and wisdom, making it clear that her narrative power transcends the small screen. Coel’s is a voice that jumps off the page, and it’s one we’re lucky to have applied to whichever story she chooses to tell.”

    “Written with the same perfect balance of sentiment, insight and wit that made viewers fall in love with her on the screen… . It’s an impassioned and rousing defense of staying true to yourself and supporting others to do the same.”